More hot White Wolf vs. Sony action!
The plaintiff mandatory disclosures have been filed; I’m not going to further disseminate the PDF because, well, there are home addresses in there and I don’t see any reason to make ‘em more public than they already are. I’ll do a fuller transcription later if I have the chance. In the meantime, here’s a no doubt inadequate summary of the bits which are interesting to non-lawyerly me — i.e., what’s White Wolf asking for?
Everything Underworld to be recalled and destroyed. Damages for copyright infringement. Additional damages for $150,000 per copyrighted work infringed. (I haven’t gone back and counted, but that’s gotta add up to seven figures, if I recall correctly.) Damages in the amount of Sony’s sales, tripled. Plus, of course, the costs of the lawsuit.
I would like some of the crack that White Wolf is smoking. 🙂
Isn’t what White Wolf is requesting pretty standard in this kind of case, though? I mean, if infringement is found in a case, isn’t it pretty normal that the defendant has to destroy copies of the infringing material?
Yeah, there’s nothing deeply unusual there. I actually don’t know if the damages are out of line or not, not being a lawyer.